From Homebush to Hill 60: the Letters and Diary of Roy Richards
Roy Richards of Homebush kept a diary and wrote home from the front line of Gallipoli and the Western Front. His three elder brothers also served. This talk will be held in conjunction with the exhibition 'Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918' at Strathfield Council Library & Innovation Hub.
When Roy Richards of Homebush enlisted in March 1915 he was the first of his family to do so. By the end of the year his three older brothers had also joined up. Roy wrote chatty letters home to his parents and sister and also kept a diary during his service with the 19th Battalion at Gallipoli and the 5th Australian Machine Gun Company on the Western Front. Copies of his letters and diary are now in the collection of the State Library of NSW. Join us to hear the first-hand account of a Homebush boy’s life on the front line.